Hersh's

4.8
721 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Hersh's celebrates the foods of Italy and the craft of the American bartender. Our menu of fresh, ingredient-driven dishes includes rustic Italian small plates and award-winning housemade pasta, as well as Neapolitan pizza featuring housemade mozzarella and sausage. Our booze program focuses on vintage cocktails, craft brews and spirits and a tightly-edited wine list offering varietals you won't see every day. Come hungry, come thirsty and come often!
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J
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have never had a bad meal here! Will continue to come back without a doubt.

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NH
Baltimore
56 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

Normally love Hershes but was an off night for them. I got the steak and it was so incredibly tough and cooked wrong I couldn’t chew or swallow it. My jaw was hurting from chewing it and half of the steak was inedible. The server was fairly rude when I told her but the manager came over and was so nice and understanding. I can cook a pretty tender steak myself, and for $30 it should be like butter not impossible to chew or swallow. Flavor was good though. I still love this place and am looking forward to going back.

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CG
Baltimore
29 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Inventive bar menu, great service, terrific pizzas. One of our favorite restaurants!

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S
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

The cheese under the meet balls was ice cold. I ordered the ravioli which came cold. I had it warmed up which was better. The sauce was watery.

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EK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite spots in Baltimore - we always take our out of town guests and it leaves them with the best impression of our great city!

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Kansas City
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply the best! You cannot order wrong

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Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Mother’s Day dinner! Appetizers and pasta were fantastic.

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CC
Baltimore
17 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delish food and cocktails served with a smile - thank you!

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always have a great time at Hersh's. The food never disappoints and the service is always great. Everyone is friendly and informative!

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T
Baltimore
42 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite restaurant in Baltimore. Always great food, relaxed atmosphere and wonderful, friendly service. This is a restaurant that cares about it’s customers, and I love the nod to the changing seasons reflected on the menu. About 2 weeks ago we had an amazing soft shell crab, cooked perfectly and served with a farro risotto with asparagus (hoping to see that dish again soon), and last week we had asparagus raviolis in a Parmesan broth, tender little pillows of absolute delight - yum, yum yum!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great

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JD
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent place for great food and wonderful staff!

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OT
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is outstanding - they take what could be a simple menu and create the most taste-filled, heavenly dishes. I would recommend everything on this menu but my favorite dishes so far are the following - apps: MUST try to meatballs and calamari pizza: kale and pistachio along with the pepperonioni are incredible pasta: best pasta carbonara I’ve had. This is a MUST-go restaurant. Service is equally as wonderful as it the minimalist and lovely decor.

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M
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food. Tables are a little close together. Serving staff was friendly and attentive.

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F
Baltimore
69 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Limited menu, but the food is all good. I'm a big fan of the carbonara and the fact that the pasta dishes come in large and small serving sizes.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Rather not

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A
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic time at Brunch today! Great menu- it was impossible to choose what to order, and based on the amazing food we had, I think it would be impossible to go wrong!

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s
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Fried eggplant was good, croquettes were bland 🙁, the ravioli was outrageously life-affirming amazing and totally saved the night, the Alla bastia pizza was bland. 😞 Oh and Ally's cocktails were off. The. Chain. That smoked reposado!?!?! REEEdonkulous.

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JW
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had Hersh's on my list for awhile and we finally made it here. When a restaurant is on my list, it has got to live up to the vision in my head. They were very accommodating and seated us upstairs as we had a group with children which was perfect. The server was efficient and friendly. We decided on salad and pizza and it was tasty. The salad had a nice blend of baby lettuces, foccacia crispy crumbs, onions and a creamy based dressing. We ordered 3 pizzas: margherita (one of the best I have tasted - fresh flavor with chewy crust), il abbruzzo (hefty amount of sausage and broccoli rabe with some bitterness to balance out the fat) and pepperoni-oni. (spicy sweet peppers with a generous amount of quality pepperoni). Everything was great including the selection of beverages. It was a nice evening and it lived up to the hype.

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J
Baltimore
62 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

My new favorite pizza in Baltimore. Amazing!!! My friend said the salad was amazing too. My drink was so so and dessert was ok but he pizza is out of this world.

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JW
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the hidden gems in the Baltimore dining scene. Highly recommended!

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M
Baltimore
92 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice Mediterranean fare, homemade pizzas, great drinks.

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S
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’m a regular at hersh’s, because the food, service and beverages are wonderful. My experiences are always great and I will continue to support this gem at the southernmost point of light street.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Fantastic food, friendly service. Our waitress was great, but also seemed to be assigned to a few too many tables, which meant we had to wait quite a while to order (not her fault). Very noisy (echoing acoustics). Would happily return again for some of the best Italian food in Baltimore - creative dishes that stay true to proper technique and the soul of Italian cuisine, executed to perfection.

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AT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious. You can tell the pasta was homemade.

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CM
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Our favorite dishes were the Asparagus antipasti and Little Shannon’s Little Gem salad - absolutely delicious! The Il Abruzo pizza was also perfection. We will definitely go back!

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OT
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were both amazing as usual!! Can’t wait to return!

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OT
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant in all the land.

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DS
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious!!! We were with a group of 5, and each person LOVED their meal. The cauliflower appetizer was a favorite. Thank you for wonderful service, as always!

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LS
Baltimore
62 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

After my most recent dining experience at Hersh's, I feel compelled to write another review. This is one of the best restaurants overall in Federal Hill! The atmosphere is cozy, the service is friendly and competent, and the food is tasty. Prices are totally reasonable. Great for date night, family dinner or a group outing. Or just sit at the bar and get a pizza!

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LM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The pasta dishes were delicious and we loved the cauliflower appetizer. It was 1/2 bottle discounts for wine and we had a wonderful Rosso di Montalcino. The pasta that was so good was the Heart-beet fettuccine and Tagliolini.
Must have a reservation or you will be stuck at the bar.
Very delicious food!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Favorite restaurant in Baltimore!! Every dish is exceptional.

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OT
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yum! The meatballs were beyond. Also the gem salad was a winner. Really delicious!

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MC
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great, food was wonderful as always.

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SP
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food & cocktails were fabulous! Highly recommended!

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KC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a lovely time here. It was perfect for my niece’s birthday. This is one of our favorite places!!

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L
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants in Baltimore! They are always changing their menu up. Everything is always delicious.

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J
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Small upscale menu, great happy hour bar choices, homemade pasta. Will definitely return

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k
Baltimore
17 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This little neighborhood gem offered a small but select set of Italian pasta, pizza and salads. Each was carefully prepared with a unique spin such as a spun feta dressed young lettuce salad with focaccia crumbles and dates. The Pizza was offered a tasty thin crust with a choice of red or white base and toppings. We would love to return to taste the pasta at another time- hold our table!

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OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing!!!!

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